2019 Rider Profile: Ben Wideman

Meet Ben Wideman, fourth in the 2019 series of rider profiles, and one of the 2019 trip leaders.  Get to know the riders for the PA to DC rides as the series unfolds, then follow the trips!  Learn more.  Donate.

More than four years ago I met with Penn State professor, Dr. Jon Brockopp, simply to connect and learn more about his work and experience. I was a new campus minister to the Penn State community, and Jon’s name kept coming up as someone I should get to know. At the end of our time together he casually mentioned an annual bike ride he had started years earlier, originating in State College, and ending on Capitol Hill. He explained about the ride, and the unique experience of bringing together people from different faiths to pedal their bikes as a response to climate change.

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2019 Rider Profile: Mike Ford

Meet Mike Ford, second in the 2019 series of rider profiles, and one of the Philadelphia trip leaders. Get to know the riders for the PA to DC rides as the series unfolds, then follow the trips!  Learn more.  Donate.

As a Christian in the Anabaptist (Mennonite) tradition, I’ve long valued living a simple life and minimizing my impact on the world’s resources.  As I’ve come to understand more of climate change and the environmental challenges we are already seeing because of it, I’ve tried to learn more of what I can do

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2019 Rider Profile: Jim Morgan

Meet Jim Morgan, third in the 2019 series of rider profiles, and our very first rider from Pittsburgh. He’ll be joining the State College trip.  Get to know the riders for the PA to DC rides as the series unfolds, then follow the trips!  Learn more.  Donate.

My connection to moral and ethical aspects of climate change, and my connections to PA IPL:I’ve had a long interest in the nature and environment, and remember participating in Earth Day festivities in Baltimore back in 1972.  It evolved from my commitment as a Quaker in 1970, and also came from a life-long involvement in cycling beginning with a gift of a bike from

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2019 Rider Profile: Rev. Dean Lindsey

Meet Dean Lindsey, first in the 2019 series of rider profiles.  Get to know the riders for the PA to DC rides as the series unfolds, then follow the trips!  Learn more.  Donate.

A garland made of congregant prayers and pledges on leaves surrounds the Earth Care team bulletin board at State College Presbyterian Church

            I am the pastor of the State College Presbyterian Church, a supporting congregation of PA IPL.  Our church is also designated as an “Earth Care” congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA).  That means we are committed to being faithful stewards of God’s good creation.  In worship and educational events, we regularly thank God for the

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